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Manheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Works: 541 works in 2,195 publications in 4 languages and 62,519 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Political fiction  Fairy tales  Domestic fiction  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator, Author, ed, Other, jt., Illustrator, tra, Contributor, Author of introduction, Secretary, Adapter
Classifications: PT2613.R338, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Ralph Manheim
Most widely held works by Ralph Manheim
Nutcracker by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl receives an enchanted nutcracker from her godfather and after many adventures, the nutcracker becomes a handsome prince
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern world
Dear Mili : an old tale by Wilhelm Grimm( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Saint Joseph, a little girl survives in the wilderness and reunites with her mother
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler( Book )

45 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although this monumental book was first ignored, it was a significant warning to the world for it contained an outline of Hitler's plans for his rise to power
Der Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to power by Konrad Heiden( Book )

28 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konrad Heiden's penetrating, firsthand portrayal of Hitler's developing career and the Nazi's consolidation of power remains as incisive and compelling as it was when first published at the height of the Second World War. As a German citizen, Heiden watched Hitler grow from a small-time demagogue and failed revolutionary to a dangerously influential politician and finally dictator in total control of his party and eventually Germany. Starting with Hitler's unpromising youth and first political missteps, Heiden concludes with a gripping account of the "blood purge" of June 1934, in which Hitler executed his potential rivals in the Nazi Party and confirmed his monstrous vision for Germany
The neverending story by Michael Ende( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill
An introduction to metaphysics by Martin Heidegger( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introduction to Metaphysics includes a reinterpretation of Greek thought, a vision of Western history, and a glimpse of the reasons behind Heidegger's support of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. Heidegger tries to reawaken the "question of Being" by challenging some of the most enduring prejudices embedded in Western philosophy and in our everyday practices and langauge. Furthermore, be relates this question to the insights of Greek tragedy into the human condition and to the political and cultural crises of modernity." "This new translation makes this work more accessible than ever before. It combines smoothness with accuracy and provides conventional translations of Greek passages that Heidegger translated unconventionally. There are also extensive notes, a German-English glossary, and an introduction that discusses the history of the text, its basic themes, and its place in Heidegger's oeuvre."--Jacket
Dog years by Günter Grass( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
The flounder by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
The philosophy of symbolic forms by Ernst Cassirer( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolic form has long been considered by many who knew it in the original German as the greatest of Ernst Cassirer's works. Into it he poured all the resources of his vast learning about language, myth, religion, art, and science- the various creative symbolizing activities and constructions through which man has expressed himself and given intelligible objective form to his experience
Cat and mouse by Günter Grass( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the publication of his first novel, The Tin Drum, Günter Grass was acclaimed internationally as the most imaginative and powerful novelist to come out of postwar Germany. Cat and Mouse has the same setting that The Tin Drum made famous: Danzig and its petty bourgeoisie. But the art form is deliberately different. Brief and compact, it focuses on the extraordinary fate and person of one hero, Joachim Mahlke, fourteen years old when the story starts. Mahlke is set apart from his fellows by an unusual excrescence of cartilage, a huge Adam's apple, sign and symbol of precocious virility, at once embarrassing and stimulating to its bearer. When a classmate sics a cat on Mahlke's "mouse," he unwittingly launches him on a hero's career. In order to compensate for his mouse, Mahlke turns himself into an athlete and ace diver who brings up from a half-submerged ship all kinds of hardware to string around his neck. He becomes "The Great Mahlke," first to his classmates and later to the nation. Mahlke's mentors, however, refuse to be impressed. For the cat watching him, ready to pounce, is a society of petty men. Not even by gaining his country's highest honor, the Order of Merit, the most dazzling piece of hardware to cover his protuberance, does Mahlke succeed in conciliating his enemies. Mahlke is different, Mahlke is doomed. With ferocious virtuosity, Gunter Grass maps the local and mental circumstances of Mahlke's dramatic and pathetic struggle, compelling the reader's participation and belief."--Jacket
Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local anaesthetic by Günter Grass( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler( Book )

3 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Hitler's life and his social and political philosophy
Grimms' tales for young and old by Jacob Grimm( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new and modern translation of the entire collection of folk and fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm
Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories arranged in chronological order that are primarily concerned with the authors own secret
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

44 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
From the diary of a snail by Günter Grass( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Schriftsteller reist 1969 durch die Bundesrepublik - und führt Tagebuch. Längst gehört der Wahlkampf von 1969 der Geschichte an. Viele Schriftsteller und Intellektuelle haben damals Partei ergriffen und Wählerinitiativen angeregt - allen voran Günter Grass. Jahre später hat er seine damaligen Tagebuchnotizen dazu benützt, seinen Kindern das Engagement für die SPD, für seinen Freund, den Emigranten Willy Brandt, und gegen den damaligen Bundeskanzler und ehemaligen Nationalsozialisten Kiesinger zu erklären. Das war nur mit Rückblicken in die Vergangenheit möglich
Journey to the end of the night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

13 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nihilistic petit-bougeois named Bardamu opens his medical practice in the slums of suburban Paris
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized translation of the collected plays includes introductions, placing each work in the context of Brecht's total output and the whole range of German literature
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Alternative Names
Manheim, R. 1907-1992

Manheim, Ralph

Manheim, Ralph 1907-

Manheim, Ralph Frederick

Mannheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Marlowe, Ralph.

Marlowe, Ralph 1907-

Marlowe, Ralph 1907-1992

Ralph Manheim American translator of German and French literature

Ralph Manheim US-amerikanischer Übersetzer

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The tin drumDear Mili : an old taleMein KampfDer Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to powerThe neverending storyAn introduction to metaphysicsDog yearsThe flounder